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Good job for Dr. David Hawk, a foot doctor in Tennessee, who saved the life of an elderly man, coming in for toenail clipping, who suffered a heart attack:Tennessee Foot and Ankle Clinic, LENOIR CITYHe takes care of everything from ingrown toenails to ankle and foot surgeries, but a regular visit for one man almost became his last.“I was calling his name out yelling, ‘Come on!...[ Read More... ]
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Very informative article co-published by ProPublica and NPR, "The Last Person You’d Expect to Die in Childbirth":The U.S. has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world, and 60 percent are preventable. The death of Lauren Bloomstein, a neonatal nurse, in the hospital where she worked illustrates a profound disparity: The health care system focuses on babies but often...[ Read More... ]
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And her husband was right. Pushing her to go to the ER that night saved her life with the fast help of the doctors and nurses there who took them seriously.  Sue Palmer's story:On Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, I suddenly became wide awake at 5 a.m. I lay in bed with my eyes open for maybe a minute, thinking, “Hmm, this is weird,” and then, “I feel kind of funny.” Within...[ Read More... ]
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